So unless you’ve had your head well and truly buried in the sand over the last week or so you’ll most likely have seen any number of people tipping buckets of cold water over themselves in the name of raising awareness of “ALS” . . . well it worked as I had no idea what ALS actually was. I had to Google it to discover that ALS is a degenerative condition also known as Motor Neurone Disease in the UK. I’ve also seen people donating to Macmillian which doesn’t seem to have been the original intention but at the end of the day money raised for charity is money raised for charity right?
So after laughing at lots of friends soaking themselves (and maybe drooling over a topless David Beckham) the Ice Bucket Challenge made it’s way to the “We’re going on an adventure . . . ” household when Ben’s best friend Finley nominated him last night. I told Ben this morning, showed him the videos and explained that Finn had said it was his turn next. Ben spent the day plotting his nominations and was quite excited at prospect of being soaked when Daddy got home from work. Of course the nominations followed a somewhat predictable pattern ending up in all three of us getting an icy cold drenching – we stopped short of involving Chloe as I think it was safe to say she’d have hated it!
Ben’s Ice Bucket Challenge
Daddy’s Ice Bucket Challenge
Mummy’s Ice Bucket Challenge
So we’ve done our bit, soaked ourselves, made our nominations and will be texting ICED55 to 70070 to donate £5 to MND Association – Have you been nominated yet?